The Crest Original Toothpaste is a good toothpaste if you are just looking for the basics in keeping your teeth clean. I liked it when I was using it, and I only switched so that I could have a whitening toothpaste. It does little for teeth whitening or other features that you may look for in other specialized toothpastes, but it works fine for keeping your teeth clean and helping stave off cavities. If you have weak tooth enamel or any health conditions that may lead to more cavities, plaque, tarter build-up, et cetera, then you might want to look for a different toothpaste. The flavor for the Crest Original Toothpaste is just fine. It lasts for a bit after you brush your teeth, but it eventually fades away, especially after you eat things. It does not taste good if you brush your teeth before you eat breakfast. I would suggest waiting to brush your teeth until after you've had your morning breakfast.